Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen

Cincinnati’s premier cooking class space!

The Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen offers a state-of-the-art learning experience where chefs and other food and wellness educators make sustainability and mindfulness into a delicious and edifying experience.

Built in an exquisitely renovated, 100-year-old, two-story barn, the kitchen offers space for a chef to work with as many as eight different two-person teams at a time. Additionally, the space features closed-circuit TV, with two cameras capturing the lecture for an enhanced learning environment for 50 guests.

The Teaching Kitchen was built in consultation with the Culinary Institute of American and is intended for cooking classes geared toward using fresh-grown ingredients in such a way that promotes bodily health and mental well-being.  It is also a regular host of the University of Cincinnati Center for Integrative Health and Wellness to teach medical students and other health professionals valuable nutrition information, culinary skills and self-care practices. More information on these community classes can be found here.

For class information, booking and availability, contact Mary Joseph at mary@turnerfarm.org

CANCELLATION POLICY: Due to the limited space availability, all payments for Turner Farm educational classes are non-refundable. In the event of inclement weather, classes proceed provided that the weather is safe for visitors to be on the farm. Turner Farm reserves the right to cancel events for any reason with a full refund provided to each participant.


Beer Styles + Food Pairings

6:30- 8:30 pm, Thursday, August 16

As a beer culture enthusiast, aspiring cicerone, and avid homebrewer, Chef Stephanie brings back Beer Styles + Food Pairing with a whole new line-up of beers to drink and foods to savor!

During the class, participants will be given the opportunity to sample a variety of beers covering many different styles alongside foods that are meant to highlight how these two can interact with one another to heighten various dimensions of flavors and enjoyment. This class is meant for any level of beer knowledge—from a complete novice to total craft beer geeks. Come hungry and thirsty!

Cost: $60

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Seize the Season: Quick Pickles

11:30 am- 1:30 pm, Saturday, August 18

Harvesting summer produce is filled with a plethora of variety and quantity—this can be exciting yet quickly become encumbering. Join Chef Stephanie for the first of a future series called Seize the Season; focusing entirely on maximizing the flavors and quality of peak seasonal ingredients while preparing for later seasons with less abundance. This specific demonstration class will focus on quick pickling seasonal produce with a variety of pickling bases and seasonings to create sensational pickles—all available to taste during the class. Chef will be highlighting pickle worthy products from Turner Farm including items such as red onions, corn, cucumber, beans, and tomatoes. A farm fresh lunch will be served, and all recipes will be available for participants to take home.

Cost: $35

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Teen Culinary Series

4:30-6 pm, Tuesdays, August 21st, 28th, September 4th, 11th, 18th

Calling all chefs-in-training, or simply those teens who want to learn to become more confident in the kitchen. Over five weeks, allow chef Stephanie to highlight how to become more organized, confident, creative, and successful while cooking in the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen. Topics will include knife skills, soups, fresh pasta making, culinary techniques to make quick and healthy meals, snacks, as well as desserts. Each kitchen class will end with a shared meal created over the class period. The final class will culminate with a celebratory meal created by the students, highlighting the culinary methods learned throughout the series. This class will be limited to a small group of individuals for as much hands-on time and personalized culinary instruction as possible.    (open to ages 12-17)

Cost: $325
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Knife Skills

11:30 am- 2 pm, Tuesday, August 21

Full Meal. Hands-On Teaching Kitchen Experience.

Learning the skills to cook anything confidently can be extremely daunting and even fearful. Over five weeks, Turner Farm’s Teaching Kitchen will host culinary competency classes using as much farm fresh produce as possible.

The first week will cover Knife Skills: including how to hold a knife, choose/purchase a knife, care for and sharpen your knife, as well as primary knife cuts to create a few dishes to be eaten at the end of the class.

Cost: $75

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Summertime Salads

11:30 am- 1:30 pm, Friday, August 24

Summertime is filled with abundance and color! However, many of us get caught up in making the same salads repeatedly. Let Chef Stephanie help mix up your summer salad options! Stop by the barn studio for an extended lunch hour where guests will get to watch culinary demonstrations focused on farm-fresh, vibrant salads that will be sure to inspire. Guests will be able to assemble their own salads from a variety of prepared items, including farm fresh produce and meat as well as try many of the composed salads that chef will demo. Guests will receive a copy of all recipes and can come and go as they please.

Cost: $35–Early Registration (until 8/20)

$45–After 8/20

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It’s All in the Dough: Pizza from Scratch

11:30 am- 1:30 pm, Saturday, August 25

Spend an early afternoon with Chef Stephanie in the Teaching Kitchen to learn the key essentials behind making and working with pizza dough. Every participant will get the chance to make pizza with assorted sauces, toppings (including Turner Farm produce and meats), as well as cheeses. The class will naturally end with a pizza party for all attendees to share and enjoy their creations with each other. A great experience for all ages!

Cost: $35

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Stocks & Soups

11:30 am- 2 pm, Tuesday, August 28


Learning the skills to cook anything confidently can be extremely daunting and even fearful. Over five weeks, Turner Farm’s Teaching Kitchen will host culinary competency classes using as much farm fresh produce as possible.

This class will cover Stocks & Soups: including how to make vegetable stock, chicken stock, and beef stock from scratch. We will also be making a variety of seasonally appropriate soups to be had during the class.

Cost: $75

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Ingredient Spotlight: Summer Squash and Zucchini 

11:30 am- 1:30 pm, Thursday, August 30

Spend an afternoon with Chef Stephanie in the Teaching Kitchen learning a multitude of ways to prepare a beloved summer vegetable that many of us get stuck preparing the same way over and over: summer squash! We will be making a wide variety of dishes where the summer squash and zucchini takes center stage including: marinated summer squash & zucchini ribbons with basil pesto, zucchini fries, roasted zucchini quesadillas, as well as chocolate zucchini bread

Cost: $50–Early registration (until 8/27)

$60–After 8/27

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Food in a Flash: Quick Cooking Techniques

11:30 am- 2 pm, Tuesday, September 4


This class will cover the topic of quick cooking techniques such as stir frying, sautéing, and grilling. Chef will focus on illuminating how to use these techniques, along with skills like Mise En Place and kitchen organization, to create quick and simply delicious meals.

Cost: $75

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Low & Slow is the Way to Go: Slow Cooking Techniques

11:30 am- 2 pm, Tuesday, September 11


This class will cover slower cooking techniques like braising, stewing, and roasting. We will discuss one-pot meals and how to take advantage of your slow cooker at home to make irresistible meals that will make everyone think you’ve spent the entire day in the kitchen.

Cost: $75

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Date Night: Hosting the Perfect Dinner Party

6:30-8:30 pm, Thursday, September 13

Ever wanted to learn how to step up your hosting game and figure out how to coordinate with your significant other to knock your next get-together out of the park? This class is all about the how to’s of dinner parties, while also learning the ins and outs of organizing yourself, and working together, to create a simple, but elegant meal that all your friends will rave about.

Let the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen walk you through making a vodka mint lemonade cocktail (that you’ll always want to make in bulk), roasting (& carving) a Turner Farm chicken, Turner Farm potato, leek & onion gratin, TF swiss chard salad, and chocolate mousse.

Cost: $125 per couple

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The Science of Baking

11 am-1 pm, Saturday, September 15

Most people have heard the saying that baking is a science as well as an art, and that would be correct! However, most of the time we don’t think about what chemical reactions are taking place when we bake. This class will be all about taking a deep dive into the confectionary world. Far from a dry lecture, we will bake our way through the class covering how each ingredient interacts with one another to create delicious treats, like cookies, and how changing the amount or type of an ingredient can change our final product! A great class for kids and adults alike!

Cost: $60

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Date Night: Breakfast for Dinner

6:30-8:30 pm, Thursday, September 20

The best way to end the day is the same way you’d want to start it: with breakfast! Learn as a team with your significant other to become masters at cooking breakfast basics. Chef will walk you through classics like making mimosas, and Eggs Benedict, but with our own Turner Farm spin. We’ll also make cinnamon rolls, sausage & pepper frittata, as well as potato hash.

Cost: $100 per couple

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Fall Pasta

6:30-8:30 pm, Tuesday, October 2

Pasta from scratch tends to be really daunting, but when you break it down there are a few key ingredients and steps. This fall pasta class takes simple, fresh pasta and turns it up a notch with heartier dishes meant for fall weather that will be sure to impress! This class will be hands-on in the Teaching Kitchen, followed by a meal comprised of these dishes. Wine will also be available during dinner.

Dishes will include:

  • Buckwheat Lasagna with Pureed Pumpkin, Turner Farm Lamb, & Spinach
  • Ricotta Gnudi with Brown Butter & Sage
  • Rye Garganelli with Roasted TF Mushrooms & Cream Sauce

Early Registration: $85

Registration after September 25th: $95

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Fall Salads

11:30 am-1 pm, Wednesday, October 17

Early fall is bursting with a variety of produce and energy, but many times we get stuck making the same salads, regardless of the season. Stop by the Teaching Kitchen for a multitude of demos by Chef Stephanie over an hour and a half (stay for as long or as little as you’d like!). You will get plenty of ideas, recipes, and (most importantly) lunch filled with fall salads hearty enough to withstand the changing temperatures.

Early Registration: $35

After October 10th: $45

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Fermentation Basics

11 am-1 pm, Wednesday, October 24

This class will cover the foundations of fermentation practices to get you more

comfortable both using fermented products and fermenting at home. You will even leave the class with a kombucha scoby so you can get the ball rolling at home right away. Chef Stephanie will go through how to use fermented products beyond yogurt at home to create interesting, healthy dishes.

Items include:

  • Ginger Beer
  • Kombucha
  • Kimchi / Sauerkraut
  • Miso Tempeh Stirfry with Soba Noodles

Early Registration: $65

After October 10th: $75

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Brews and Boos: Pumpkin Carving

6:30-9 pm, Thursday, October 25

Join the Turner Farm team for Brews & Boos, an evening of food, brews, and pumpkin carving, just in time for Halloween. Our kitchen crew will whip up a witch’s brew of spiced (hard) cider and spooky treats to satiate any ghoulish hunger—just no zombies! Chef Stephanie will walk you through essential tips and tricks, including stenciling and scraping, to carve your own unique jack-o-lantern to bring home.

Ages 21+

Early Registration: $85

After October 11: $95

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